Very near are, for example, an indoor wave pool, a outdoor swimming pool near the forest, several sole baths / sauna, an (Indoor-) child's play paradise, a summer sled run, a kart course, a climbing wood (ropes course), a steam train course, zoos in Rheine, Osnabrück and Münster. In the summer we and the kids enjoy our favorite lake for bathing, the giant playground in Ibbenbüren or the childfriendly museums nearby.
The climatic spa Tecklenburg with many half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestones streets is known about the borders and its open-air theatre aswell. In our direct and closer surroundings there are numerous round ways and routes, thus, e. g. , Kleipp way, Hermann's way, Way of St. James Osnabrück-Wuppertal, peace rider's way, 100-castles route, Ems-Heide-Weide-Tour, legend route.
Within 5 minutes one reaches the next provincial town with all shops which one needs. The next bigger towns are Osnabrück (20 min) and Münster (35 min). To the Netherlands it is not far also, to Amsterdam about two hours.